Happy holidays! With the most wonderful time of year right around the corner, now is a great time to deck out your home for the festive fun ahead. However, as you’re hanging your wreaths, stringing up twinkly lights, and preparing the guest room for company, it’s also worth preparing your home’s air for the holiday season.
That’s right — this time of year marks a unique challenge for homeowners who want to make their space as safe, happy, and comfortable as possible for family and friends. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to do this! From air sealing to spray foam insulation, Putnam County homeowners turn to Attic Man for all things air. Just read on as we share a few top tips for prepping your space for the season.
According to Mayo Clinic, washing your linens once a week and using dust mite covers on pillows, mattresses, and box springs can help you reduce allergens in your home! This practice is especially important if you’re entertaining guests this holiday season — not only will they feel more comfortable with fresh, crisp linens, but you and your entire household will be able to breathe easier with less allergens floating around.
Another potential threat to your home’s air quality? Damp spaces, such as the bathroom. Having a bathroom fan and leaving the bathroom door open after a shower can help prevent the growth of mold. You might also want to add more hooks to your bathroom space so that guests can easily hang and dry their towels away from each other, without them staying damp for too long.
Here in Florida, it can be a fun fall and winter tradition to crack your windows open and enjoy the brisk weather! Allergy-friendly window treatments can help keep dust and pollutants at bay, while regularly cleaning your windowsills and outdoor entertaining area can prevent dust, debris, and unwanted pests from entering your home.
Now that you’ve taken care of these common problem areas, you can move on to larger-scale measures! Air sealing is one way to ensure that your home’s HVAC system is working at its best, keeping the conditioned air in and dirty air out.
Spray foam insulation is another extremely helpful option when it comes to fortifying your home against allergens, humidity, and other common problems. New insulation prevents your HVAC from working too hard, while making your home less susceptible to temperature changes outside — this winter and beyond, you set the temps and enjoy the great indoors exactly as you want to! The holidays are all about comfort, and this is exactly what new spray foam insulation can provide.
Of course, these changes might make your home even happier this holiday season — but the benefits of air sealing, spray foam insulation, and other projects will last well into the new year and beyond! Call Attic Man today to schedule your service or learn more about what we can do for you.